VIDEO: AK-47-Wielding Felon Opens Fire On Dozens Of Officers Near Airport

Cell phone footage captured the moment that Alexander Carballido opened fire on police in Florida.

Miami, FL – A heavily-armed convicted felon under FBI investigation for a hate crime was killed during a massive gunfight with police on Thursday night (video below).

Alexander Carballido, 40, was just released from prison in July, after serving nearly a decade behind bars for aggravated assault on a police officer, carjacking, and fleeing and eluding police, the Miami Herald reported.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 1300-block of Northwest 25th Street by a 36-year-old man who said Carballido had robbed and assaulted him after the two met up outside, WTVJ reported.

“He never stated that he was forced inside,” Miami Police Department spokesperson Kiara Delva told the Miami Herald. “They just both went into the house.”

The victim, who is openly gay, showed investigators surveillance footage of the attack inside his home, WPLG reported.

He told police that he is a security guard and also works as an Uber driver, and believed Carballido saw him at a store near the airport where “a lot of gay men go,” according to the news outlet.

The victim suspected that a fellow Uber driver provided Carballido with his phone number, and explained that he invited Carballido to come to his home.

When the pair went inside, Carballido allegedly ordered the victim to undress, then pointed a gun at him.

“All gay men should be dead,” Carballido told him, according to the victim.

He then “pistol-whipped” the victim and robbed him of thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry and $500 cash, the victim said.

The FBI and officers from Miami and Miami-Dade began searching for Carballido, and ultimately located him in his vehicle near the intersection of Seventh Street and 72nd Avenue at approximately 8 p.m., the Miami Herald reported.

Carballido opened fire on officers with an AK-47, leading to an intense 56-second shootout with dozens of officers.

Flashing blue and red lights lit up the roadway as sirens wailed and the barrage of gunfire rang out, cell phone footage of the scene showed.

Carballido was killed during the exchange, but no officers or bystanders were injured, the Miami Herald reported.

Investigators later found numerous other firearms inside Carballido’s vehicle.

Police have not officially identified Carballido as the suspect killed in the shootout, but the man who was robbed and assaulted earlier in the day said he was with officers when the shooting occurred, WPLG reported.

“You can go home in peace,” one of the detectives told him, according to the man. “It’s all over.”

You can see footage of the gunfight in the video below:

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TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Great job to al the law enforcement officers involved. To the writer wanting to know "why we can't keep these weapons out of the hands of crimials, gangs etc..." It is just not possible. These and thousands of other kinds of weapons are out there. If they are not available for purchase then they will be stolen. If all firearms were outlawed tomorrow, there would still be firearms available. The problem is not the guns, it's the people who use them! Lock these people up and literally throw away the key. It is the only way we will ever have a safe society again. These firearms have always been available and legal to own. ask yourself what has changed. It's not the guns, it's the people!! Of course it ws not legal for this dewdrop to have them as a convicted felon, but that, like a restaining order is not going to keep him from doing it.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Boggles my mind why we can't seem to keep these kinds of weapons out of the hands of criminals, gangs, mentally ill, etc. Surely we can find some way to prevent these people from getting those weapons?

QMAN1
QMAN1

Good job copper

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

"convicted felon" Didn't he know it was against the law for hom to have guns. ? where'd he get them at. Fast and Furious?

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

THANK GOD THAT HE IS DEAD AND NO POLICE OFFICERS WERE HURT. THESE CRAZY PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BE REMOVED FROM THE STREETS TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING.

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